Research Output

Crane erection of timber-trussed rafter roofs.

  Traditional methods of timber frame construction are
labour-intensive and time-consuming. This paper details a
study of the crane-erect method of construction which
utilises on-site preparatory work and off-site fabrication.
The paper also examines the project planning alterations
and implications which are required for crane-erect construction to be successful and the feasibility of crane erect with regard to improved time, cost and safety.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    01 June 2004

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Thomas Telford

  • DOI:

    10.1680/ensu.157.2.89.41080

  • ISSN:

    1478-4629

Citation

Hairstans, R., Kermani, A. & Lawson, R. (2004). Crane erection of timber-trussed rafter roofs. Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability. 157, 89-98. doi:10.1680/ensu.157.2.89.41080. ISSN 1478-4629

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Keywords

Timber-frame construction; Prefabricated units; Crane-erection; Construction costs; Health and Safety;

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